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Have You Considered Keeping an AED At-Home? It Could Be a Life-Saver.

AEDs are life-saving devices that can reverse the devastation caused by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA.) The pandemic of 2020 that has continued into 2021 has caused many people to consider the benefits of keeping an AED at home for emergencies. Since SCA strikes without warning, the only way to be prepared at home is to invest in the purchase of an AED.

In Canada, nearly 40000 people experience a SCA event each year. Global data for the disease indicate that a mere 7% of people who are stricken survive. It is perhaps the only condition for which precious seconds matter in terms of whether an individual survives or not.

It is crucial to know that in the event someone is a victim of an SCA, CPR alone may not be enough to save their life.

The Philips Heartstart Onsite Defibrillator

Fortunately, there is a class-leading AED available without a prescription. The Philips Heartstart Onsite Defibrillator can be purchased for home use, and at a mere 3.3 pounds it is portable and lightweight. In the sudden instance that a family member, friend or co-worker can be stricken with SCA, you can be immediately prepared to take action.

In addition to being supremely portable, Philips’ Heartstart Onsite Defibrillator includes a voice-activated interface that walks you through each step of the process in the event of an emergency. Using proprietary SMART pads that attach to the victims skin, the unit provides real-time feedback for the two most critical elements of assessment: heart rhythm analysis—SMART analysis—and defibrillation energy delivery—SMART biphasic.

Another benefit of the product is that it requires no servicing. The unit performs multiple self-checks on a daily basis to ensure that it is prepared. In addition, the product carries an 8-year warranty.

The Heartstart defibrillator comes fully equipped with all accessories required to treat a possible SCA victim. The following items come complete with the product kit:

  • The Phillips AED model unit #M5066A
  • 2 sets of adult SMART PADS #M5071A
  • 1 Phillips AED battery
  • 1 AED fast response kit: a zippered pouch containing hypoallergenic nitrile gloves, scissors, breathing mask, razors and towels that attaches to the carrying case for the AED unit

The Phillips Heartstart Onsite Defibrillator is one of the remarkable life-saving units offered by Pickering Safety. We have served BC and all of Canada for nearly three decades with an array of safety equipment and supplies and we look forward to your inquiries about acquiring an AED for home and travel use.